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Monday,  Nov 23  2020
Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") starts today with part 3 of his Vermont ANG series.  This is his 1/72 RS Models P-51H Mustang which has quite a different shape from the classic WW2 D model Mustang.  I am enjoying seeing this Vermont ANG series unfold.

Reza H Monjezi has done a spectacular job building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa RF-4E.  Reza finished it as a IRIAF bird complete with an awesome looking blue/gray camo scheme.  Enjoy the photos.  I always enjoy seeing Reza's latest build on ARC.

Gerd Wilcken is here with a rare aircraft.  This is his 1/72 Kovozavody LET Z-37TM "What If Turbo Military" finished in GDR markings with a pilot figure and finished in a faded East German camo scheme.  It's cool to see this on ARC.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard  is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-35A Lightning II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 22  2020

Lebanon National Day


Friday,  Nov 20  2020

Mexican Revolution Anniversary

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") is here with part 2 of his Vermont ANG series.  This is his 1/72 Tamiya P-51D Mustang Vermont ANG part 2 finished to a high standard in post war colors.  Extra detailing was done with some aftermarket goodies.  I love this series.

Gerd Wilcken did a first class job building and finishing his 1/144 Academy RB-47-H "Stratojet, a Cold War Warrior".  Gerd gives a very good build report on this RB-47 and the markings he chose are very attractive.  Beautiful work Gerd.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a classic Canadian jet fighter.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa F-86 Sabre Mk.V finished in the markings for the RCAF Golden Hawks display team.  Shawn built this RCAF sabre from a Japanese version of the F-86 and Shawn explains the differences in his article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27UB exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Vautour Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby / Azur kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 19  2020

Monaco National Day

  The Day of Artillery in Republic of Belarus and in Russia 

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") is beginning a wonderful 2 week series of model devoted to the Vermont ANG.  This is 1/72 Tamiya P-47D-30 Thunderbolt Vermont ANG part 1 with Quickboost’s D30 Dorsal Fin Conversion and D30 Wing Conversion parts and  finished as a baremetal bird.  I am super excited to see this series unfold day by day.

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his eye catching 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIID Nesher.  Rafi chose the great looking Israeli camo and markings that make this Delta wing jet look fantastic.  Rafi includes insight into building the Kinetic kit.

H. Davis Gandees is here with one of the coolest Connies I have seen.  This is his 1/144 Minicraft Blue Angel C-121J looking awesome in Blue Angel markings.  I've always admired the sleek lines of the Connie and seeing it in BA markings is quite the treat.  Well done Davis. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from ZactomodelsThis first set is the Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.  This resin set includes 2 complete missiles + 4 extra photo-etch AOA probes, 4 extra fore-fins and 4 extra fore-canards.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27S exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 18  2020

Oman National Day

Latvia National Day

 Anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet  1978

No update today.

Tuesday,  Nov 17  2020
Rodrigo Rendon is here with his exceptional 1/48 Tamiya F-14A flight deck diorama.  This is a massive project overflowing with eye popping detail.  Check out his photos and read about ho9w he did it in his article. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a double header today.  This is his 2 1/48 Hobby Craft CF-100 Canucks, both finished in bare metal finish.  Shawn includes some interesting history to go with his two Canucks

Mike Muth is here with another of his spectacular Great war builds.  This is his 1/32 Wingnut Wings De Haviland 9a "Ninak" as it appeared when it was flown by a young USMC aviator.  Mike includes some great detail on how he built this WW1 bomber.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju-88A-1 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG 131 (13mm) barrels from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 16  2020
RSK48, Rafael dropped by the ARC Corporate office in Venezuela with his 1/48 Italeri Mirage 5V.  Rafael started with a Mirage IIIE and did the conversion with scratchbuilt and aftermarket parts, then finished it with homemade decals.  This is very cool to see.

Diego Saldaña has done a fabulous job building and finishing his 1/48 Trumpeter Wyvern.  Diego finished his Wyvern as a Royal Navy bird complete with noseart and impressive weathering. 

Christoffer Petersen is here witrh a beauty today.  This is his 1/48 Kittyhawk F-35A finished as F-35 AF-01 Nicknamed "Show Pony". Beautiful work Christoffer.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.  

Made in the USA.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the for Zvezda kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 15  2020

Brazil Republic Day


Friday,  Nov 13  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we venture to the local salmon spawning stream to see the salmon spawning.  Mai has never seen this before, so it was quite the eye opening experience for her.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Ennio Croce has done an impressive job on his 1/72 Airfix A-4C Skyhawk.  This is finished in a very attractive camo for an Argentine jet with a flawless weathering job.  Very nicely done Ennio.


Rich Magoni has done a lovely build on the 1/72 Fine Molds Ki-43.  Rich gave is subtle paint chipping for weathering with very effective results.  Beautiful work Rich.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 PT-17/N2S-3 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 12  2020
Derek Derks has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Revell Breguet BR 1150 Atlantic.  Derek finished his Atlantic in German Flag markings and posed it in a diorama setting with ground equipment and crew figures.  Excellent work Derek.

Jens Gerber is here with his awesome looking 1/48 Kinetic CF 118 finished in a great looking display bird paint scheme.  Jens added extra photo etch to dress up the detail on his RCAF Hornet.

Louis F Cornio has built a very special 1/48 Academy CH-53E Sea Stallion.  This model was built for a USMC veteran, which makes this a very special build for Veterans Day.

Terry Chan is here with a product article for the 1/32 Alamo Missiles from Zactomodels.  Due to the vast improvement they offer over the Trumpeter or Revell kit missiles, the reviewer highly recommends them especially if the builder plans on "going all out" and dressing up his Flanker or Fulcrum with aftermarket accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-2 dive flaps photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 11  2020

Poland Independence Day  

  Armistice Day / Veterans Day / Remembrance Day   

No product article out of respect for fallen soldier and Veterans.  Lest we forget. 


Boris McGrgić starts today with his great looking 1/72 Italeri Cessna Skyhawk.  Boris finished it in Redbull livery.  I like this project.


Michel Grunberger joins us with something special today.  This is his 1/72 Hobby Boss Rafale M in the very cool what-if markings for the VF-84 Jolly Rogers.  Very cool to see.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 10  2020

  USMC Birthday (1775)

Indonesia's "Remembrance" day

Philippe Cléro starts this update with something pretty wild.  This is his 1/72 F-22 Sea Raptor with sweeping wings like the F-14 and finished in USN Jolly Rogers markings.  This is one very involved What-if project.  I love it, very creative. 

Daz Eales did a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Airfix Merlin HC Mk.3.  This is one sharp looking Royal Air Force chopper.

Thomas Brückelt is here with one very colourful East German MiG-19 from the late 60's.  This is his 1/72 KP MiG-19S Farmer C looking awesome in this paint scheme. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Wildcat Mk.VI interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ARMA Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190 A2 - A5 armament set (MG 17, MG FF, MG 151 barrel tips) & Pitot Tube from Master.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 9  2020

Cambodia Independence Day

 First flight of AV-8B Harrier Nov 9 1978

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we explore a local castle and I tell a few ghost stories.  I didn't tell Mai about the ghosts until we got there, she is not a fan of ghosts. 
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Captain Adi is here with sharp looking 1/48 Kinetic Mirage 2000 that was intended for the Indian Air Force Day.  Adi chose a great looking camo scheme and added a weapons load and drop tanks to complete this beauty.  Check out Captain Adi's ModelArt channel on Youtube to see his full build video on his Mirage 2000.

Artyom Sarkisov joins us today with his what-if model of a float plane Messerschmitt Bf-109.  This is the 1/72 Amodel Bf.109W looking quite good.  I do like the look of this 109. 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has hit a home run with his 1/144 Revell CC-177 Globemaster finished in RCAF 75th anniversary of the Bison squadron.  Pretty impressive build, especially  considering the model was missing parts.

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-15 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 8  2020

  Remembrance Sunday - Lest We Forget  

Greece Hellenic Air Force Day

My paternal Grandfather was a young soldier in the 14-18 War with the Devonshire Regiment in the British Army.  Today on Remembrance Sunday I'm thinking of Charles (Charlie) Bamford.

Friday,  Nov 6  2020
Tamer Ozkan is here with a special model that was intended for the Turkish Republic Day, but sadly my recent computer problems delayed this beauty.  This is his 1/48 Mirage PZL-24C finished to a high standard in Turkish markings.  Tamer supplied the reference photos for the Turkish markings, which helped make these Turkish markings possible.

Reza H Monjezi is here with another of his beautiful models.  Reza added plenty of detail to his big 1/32 Trumpeter F-14A Tomcat and finished it in the colourful markings for the Iranian Air Force.  Truly exceptional work, enjoy the photos.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with another big aircraft.  This is his 1/144 Testors C-5 Galaxy finished in USAF markings using decals from Caracal ModelsShawn chose to display his C-5 wheels up in an in-flight display.  Caracal Models is a sponsor here on ARC and I encourage you all to check out his decals.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopIf you don't own a hold and Fold, you really should consider buying one.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F6F Hellcat Landing Gear from from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Nov 5  2020

 Guy Fawkes Day 

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with a rare one today.  This is his 1/144 Revell A-310 CC-150 Polaris finished and an RCAF airliner.  It's pretty cool to see this on ARC.  I still fondly remember flying in an RCAF 707 in the early 70's.

Thomas Brückelt is here with something I have not see before.  This is his "what-if" 1/72 Revell/Airmodel Products Messerschmitt Me 262 HG1, which is a high speed version of the Me 262.  Thomas used the conversion kit from Airmodel with great results.  I love the 262 and I love how this one looks.

Klaasjan Schuuring has created a very re4alistic looking Desert Jaguar.  This is his 1/48 Kitty Hawk Sepecat Jaguar painted and weathering in desert pink with a weapons load and some great looking noseart.  This brings back memories of the jets used in the Gulf War 30 years ago.   Beautiful work Klaasjan.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Su-27S interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109 G5 - G14, K armament set (MG 131 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master This set can be used in all model kits in 1:72 scale


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Nov 4  2020

Italy National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day

Italian Armistice Day   
Carl Jarosz starts your update with his stunning 1/48 Hasegawa F-18A++ Hornet wearing VFA-115 "Silver Eagles" markings that include Old Glory artwork on the tail that is very well done and shows the flag waving in the wind.  This is a great looking Hornet as is always the case with Carl's builds, but the tailart really makes this F-18 stand out and look fantastic.

Tolga Ülgür is here with a very special 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1a "N3200 Dunkirk" in the markings for a Spitfire that crash landed on beach in France due to battle damage.  After 50 years this spitfire was dug out of the beach sand and restored to flying status.  Tolga added plenty of aftermarket detail items to finished his Spitfire to a very high standard.  His paint work and weathering is flawless.

RSK48, Rafael is here with another gem to mark the100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Airfix Canberra PR.Mk83.  Rafael used a combination of custom made and kit decals to complete this beauty and finished it in the RAF camo that it served in with the Venezuela Air Force.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Exhausts from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter MiG-29 kit.  These resin/photo etched exhausts are designed for the big Trumpeter MiG-29 kit and these take the model to a whole new level of extreme detailing.  On a  jet, the exhausts stand out and get plenty of attention.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SBD-2 Dauntless interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Nov 3  2020

Panama Independence Day

Tolga Ülgür has done an exceptional job detailing and weathering his 1/32 Hobbycraft P-51A Mustang.  Tolga added a variety of aftermarket detail parts and then gave his Mustang one of his expert weathering jobs.  Sit back and enjoy his photos, they are a treat to see.

Patrick Vossenberg is here with 2 of his outstanding F-15 models.  These are his 1/72 Hasegawa F-15C and F-15DJ in an eye catching Japanese aggressor camo and a lo-viz USAF camo scheme for a jet based in Iceland.  I really enjoyed seeing the photos of both of these F-15's.  They are both finished to a very high standard.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has done a fine job on his tiny 1/144 Matchbox CC-130H This is a tiny little kit but the detail looks quite good and Shawn picked of the best looking camo schemes worn by the RCAF Hercules.

RSK48, Rafael is here today to continue to honour the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his very attractive 1/48 Classic Airframe F-5B Freedom Fighter.  I love the camo on this jet.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Wildcat Mk. Vl interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ARMA Hobby kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher Beaching Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kitty Hawk kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Nov 2  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we go for a hike up a local mountain.  Mai was keen in the beginning....until we started to go uphill.  LOL  
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!  

Paulo Fonseca joins us from Portugal with another of his gems.  This is his 1/72 Special Hobby Mirage F1 with some stellar cockpit detailing and finished in the markings for the Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, which is great to see. 

Syed A Ali is here with something special today.  This is his 1/48 Smer L-4A Grasshopper with added cockpit detailing and an open door.  For markings it was finished in the attractive D-Day stripes.  Very nicely done indeed.

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop.  Foil for use with the Nutter & for Scratch Building!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 German aircraft machine gun MG FF (20mm) barrels (2pcs) from Master.  


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Nov 1  2020

Algeria - The Revolution Day of 1st November


Saturday,  Oct 31  2020                    Happy Halloween Everyone!!! 

Friday,  Oct 30  2020
Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... she shows her love of flowers as she explores flower gardens at the end of the summer season.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!

Gerd Wilcken is here with his stunning 1/72 AZModel Me Bf 109 G-10 (Erla, Late Version) "a plane with a history".  Gerd goes into great detail about this kit and it sounds like a gem of a kit with plenty of detailing options included in the box.  Gerd added Eduard seatbelts and finished it in a low viz camo complete with expertly done weathering.  It was very enjoyable to read his article and see his finished 109.

Thomas Brückelt is here with a first on ARC.  This is his tiny 1/72 LS Bede BD-5B & BD-5J sporting Coors Beer markings and the second aircraft is a pusher prop engined aircraft is also painted in US registration with some sporty stripes.  These are very cool aircraft and are the first ones on ARC.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14 Tomcat Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Oct 29  2020

Turkey Republic Day

Oh my goodness....it is good to be back.  I couldn't afford a new computer, so after much head scratching and effort I grabbed an old computer of mine with very low hours and have pressed that into service.  It actually runs like a dream compared to how my main machine was running.  Today's update is a bit small as I'm still transferring data from my old machine to this machine.

Douglas Conrady starts this update with an impressive array of aircraft flown by the 1/144 94th Squadron.  Douglas has included everything from a Great War Spad to an F-22 Raptor.  This article is dripping with the history of aviation with each of the 7 aircraft he has included.  I love this article and your models Douglas.

Dragan Cvetic joins us with his flawlessly finished 1/72 Special Hobby Mirage F1BK.  Dragan finished this desert beauty in Kuwaiti Air Force markings complete with subtle weathering.  Dragan has included a link in his article  to his youtube video on building this model.  So check it out.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Oct 7  2020
Dragan Cvetic starts today with the F-22 prototype.  This is his 1/72 Testors YF-22 looking excellent.  Dragan's article includes a youtube link to his build video. 

Rafi Ben-Shahar is here with his exceptional 1/72 Roden Felixstowe F.2a.  This is one of the coolest 1/72 bi-plane kits and Rafi built it up in fine style.  I love it Rafi.

Ashish Velankar has done a gorgeous job building and finishing his 1/48 Revell Jaguar.  Ashish  gave it a weapons load and displays it with a ground crew, which looks quite good.  I love the choice of camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-100 Super Sabre Intake Correction kit from Zactomodels.  This resin seamless intake corrects the shape of the front profile and includes the inner radar bulge missing from the original kit.  Also included in this set is an optional FOD cover.  The FOD cover can be fitted on the plane saving the hassle of filling the internal seams or positioned next to the plane as a diorama accessory.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MiG-19S upgrade set photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Oct 6  2020
H. Davis Gandees is here with one of my favorite scenes of valor.  This is his 1/32 Verlinden- B-17F Flying Fortress "Waist Gunner Down!" beautifully finished and looking magnificent.  Truly a treat to see, enjoy the fine details.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with his RCAF bare metal bird.  This is his 1/32 Italeri CF-104D beautifully finished in classic RCAF markings.  Shawn has also kindly included photos of the other F-104's in his display case.. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-25B bomb bay photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-28B/C/D Trojan Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Oct 5  2020
Carmel J. Attard begins your week with his very nicely done 1/72 Airmodel F-107 prototype.  This is a vacformed kit of quite good quality and Carmel added extra detail and finished it in the prototype paint scheme.  Carmel did a very nice job on it as you will see in his photos.

RSK48, Rafael is here to continue marking the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Revell North American NA-16.  This is the first NA-16 on ARC and Rafael did an excellent job on the painting and weathering.  It is good to see it finished in Venezuela Air Force markings using custom made decals. 

Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small Shop This tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 110E interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Dragon kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Oct 4  2020

Lesotho National Day


Saturday,  Oct 3  2020

Germany National Day

  Iraq National Day 


Friday,  Oct 2  2020

Guinea Independence Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... she fed some ducks from her air mattress on Lake Okanagan.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Sergio Ordovini has done a first class job on his 1/48 Monogram B-25J.  His B-25 is loaded with detail and beautifully weathered and finished.

Kangnam Kim joins us with his heavily weathered 1/48 Hasegawa TA-4J Skyhawk.  This Skyhawk is a weathered USMC bird and looks excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-40E interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109 F, G1 - G4 armament set (MG 17 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Oct 1  2020

  People's Republic of China National Day

Cyprus Independence Day

Nigeria Independence Day

Sertac Bayar starts today with his big beautiful 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon.  Sertac did some amazing work on the cockpit detailing and finished a a slightly weathered Luftwaffe jet complete with a weapons load and drop tanks.   Enjoy the photos, this Typhoon is a beauty.

Jorge Oppenheimer has taken his 1/48 Tamiya P-38G to a whole new level.  Jorge added aftermarket resin goodies and decals with sexy noseart from Eduard and finished it off with impressive weathering job.  Sit back and enjoy this P-38.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 Phoenix Pallet Correction Set from  ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.  The kit includes 2 detailed resin pieces. It corrects the shape of the forward pallets and is designed to fit the kit with minimal modification.  Designed to fit the Trumpeter 1/32 F-14 kits and can be used on the Tamiya kit.  Though these parts look very similar to the kits parts, if you look carefully, there is a difference.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-26C Invader nose interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Sept 30  2020

Guinea-Bissau Independence Day

Botswana National Day 

No update today.  I wrecked my back on Sunday and have been focusing on healing.  There will be an update tomorrow and Friday.

Tuesday,  Sept 29  2020
I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday to ARC Moderator Albert Moore Happy Birthday Alby!!!

Juan Carlos Porcella is here today with another of his stunning . Juan Carlos gave his Skyraider fantastic cockpit detailing and finished this 1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider in the markings of the South Vietnamese air force complete with full weathering.  Lovely work Juan Carlos.

Sertac Bayar joins us from Turkey with an excellent what-if model today. This is his 1/32 F-16C What-If Model finished in a 25 year anniversary scheme for Turkey's Bat Squadron complete with amazing tail art. Beautifully done Sertac.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-51B/C interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa / Hobby 2000 kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Yak-38 Forger Seamless Exhausts from Royale Resin. This detail set is designed for any Yak-38 Forger kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Sept 28  2020
Stefan Nikolic has done an outstanding job on his BIG 1/18 Hobby Boss AV8B Harrier.  Stefan gave his Harrier a full weapons loadout with drop tanks and finished it with a stunning weathered paint job.  Beautiful work Stefan.

Alex Grivonev has put much extra effort into his 1/72 Revell Junkers Ju-88 C-6 and it shows well.   Alex  added a variety of aftermarket detail items to his night fighter including photos etch radar antenna and finished it in a very complicated camo for a top scoring pilot.  Alex finished it off with a stunning weathering job.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop This product is a Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch.  This tool is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 5 Speed Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 5 Speed tool).


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sopwith Camel Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings, all variants kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Sept 25  2020
Ashish Velankar has done quite the fine job on his 1/72 Italeri F-22 Raptor.  Ashish added ground equipment and a crew figure to complete the scene.  Very nicely done Ashish.

Juan Carlos Porcella has done an exceptional job on his 1/48 Tamiya Douglas A-1J Skyraider.  Juan Carlos did a great job on the cockpit and gave his Skyraider a SEA camo scheme with just the perfect weathering and even nose art.  Enjoy the photos.

Marek Rogal had a busy time rescribing and weathering his 1/72 Valom Marcel Dassault MD 450 Ouragan.  The finished model is in French markings and looks excellent.  Welcome to ARC Marek with your first article.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-26C Invader interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Sept 24  2020
Paul Maximov (Павел Максимов) begins today with another of his amazing Stukas.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87D7 with plenty of resin and photo etch detail parts and finished with a skillful weathering job that shows the fed paint from the hot sun in Italy.  Fantastic work Paul. 

André R Manzano has done a wonderful job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Academy F-22A.  André added Eduard photo etch to further detail his Academy F-22 and finished it with metalic paint from Brazil.  I love the look of this F-22. 

Marcello Rosa is here with something you won't see very often.  This is his 1/700 Fujimi HMS Eagle R05 (with 1/700 air wing) consisting on a good variety of British aircraft.  Marcello did extra work to get some great results and his finished carrier is a joy to see. 

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-14 extended wing bladders from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.  These new resin F-14 extended wing bladders offers replacement parts for the nasty rubber bladder parts included in the Trumpeter 1/32 F-14 Tomcat kit.  The rubber parts are difficult to glue, difficult to paint and some have even had them weep oils that ruined their paint.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-25D exterior photo etch detail set  from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Sept 23  2020

Saudi Arabia National Day

No update today.

Tuesday,  Sept 22  2020

Mali Independence Day

Andrew Desautels (a.k.a. "Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy") has created a spectacular scene from a Star Wars movie.  This is his 1/48 FineMolds X-Wing Fighter Red Leader, Yavin Base with modified crew figures and modified ground equipment creating a scene that truly takes me to that special moment in the movie as Red Leader prepares for the special critical mission.  Outstanding work Andrew!!! 

Greg Kerry is here with a classic scene from the end of WW2 and the victorious armies were scrambling around German in search of technology. This is Gary's 1/72 Revell Bv264 Glide Bomb * Matchbox Diamond T loaded onto a trailer and being prepared for transport out of Germany.  Bravo to Gary for thinking this very realistic scene.

Klaasjan Schuuring is here with a very different Spitfire today. This is his 1/32 Revell "Iron Maiden" Spitfire finished with an Iron Maiden theme. He explains everything in his article. I have to admit once a read his story, I thought this was a very cool Spitfire. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sunderland Mk.III exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 E3 - E9, T armament set (MG 17 tips, MG FF barrels) from MasterThis detail set is designed for the Eduard Bf 109 E-4 kit (and other kits).


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Sept 21  2020

Malta Independence Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"....Mai and I go for a walk on the beach in the tourist town of Penticton, British Columbia. She tries to pet a seagull and we explore a paddlewheel ship and rose garden.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

RSK48, Rafael did a massive amount of work scratch building details and making custom decals for his 1/48 Hasegawa F-16A and B 20th Anniversary.  Rafael also added aftermarket detail items and chose the special 20th anniversary markings for both of these Venezuela Air Force jets.  I love the camo colours and tail art on both of these F-16s.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with something very special for any Star Trek fans.  This is his battle damaged  1/350 Polar Lights USS Constellation complete with yellow and blue lights representing fires and additional light for an engine and running lights.  Shawn's article explains the show that features this battle damaged ship along with a full explanation of th e build process.  You have out done yourself Shawn.

Thomas Brückelt joins us from Germany with his nicely detailed 1/72 MisterCraft PZL P-11c.  Thomas added extra scratchbuilt detailing and finished it with a pilot elevators adjusted to match the position of the control stick.  Very nicely done Thomas.

Here's a product article for the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small ShopThis Hold and Fold Secures parts up to 8" long – Second largest Photo Etch Bender on the Market!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mi-26 Halo Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Zvezda / Revell kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Sept 20  2020

  Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) celebration ends 


Saturday,  Sept 19  2020

Saint Christopher (Kitts) and Nevis Independence Day 

Chile - Anniversary of the Chilean Army


Friday,  Sept 18  2020

Chile Independence Day 

USAF Birthday 

  POW/MIA Recognition Day 

  Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) celebration begins 

Daily updates begin on Monday.  We got home late Thursday evening and I was too tired to do an update.

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... we have a picnic on the shores of Lake Okanagan during our recent little car trip vacation.  Mai was able to get a video edited on the trip for you to enjoy.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Wednesday,  Sept 16  2020

Papua New Guinea Independence Day

Mexico Independence Day


Tuesday,  Sept 15  2020

Battle of Britain Day 1940

Costa Rica Independence Day

El Salvador Independence Day

Guatemala Independence Day

Honduras Independence Day

Nicaragua Independence Day


Monday,  Sept 14  2020
My wife and I are heading out of town for a week of camping in isolation on a quiet lake.  Time for some much needed R&R.  Updates will be begin again next week. 

Friday,  Sept 11  2020

  Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon 2001

I am distressed by the ongoing fire situation up and down the US west coast.  My heart goes out to everyone affected.  Stay safe everyone.  I have a friend in Oregon with a fire 3 miles from his house.

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... Mai replaces the front sway bar end links.  Our RAV 4 had a terrible clunking sound over bumps in the front end, but that is all fixed now with new sway bar end links.  It is as quiet as a new car.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Dragan Cvetic starts today with his beautifully weathered 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29b.  Dragan has done a full build video in his youtube channel and you can find the link in his article.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler has been busy expanding his Star Trek collection.  This is his 1/350 Polar Lights ISS Excalibur finished in alternate universe markings complete with lighting  Shawn tells the whole story of this build in his article.  I love Star Trek and enjoy seeing Shawn's builds on ARC.

David C S Teo dropped by the ARC Corporate office with his 1/48 Hasegawa Learjet 31 9V-ATE.  David built this model for a pilot in Singapore and finished it with custom made markings to ensure the finished model was accurate.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-26C Invader undercarriage & exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Bf 109 E3 - E9, T armament set (MG 17 tips, MG FF barrels) from MasterThis detail set can be used in all model kits in 1:72 scale.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Sept 10  2020
No update tioday.

Wednesday,  Sept 9  2020

Tajikistan National Day

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

H. Davis Gandees is here with one of the most interesting paint schemes to come out of the Vietnam War.  This is his 1/48 Testors Cessna O-2A Skymaster with added detailing wearing the "Don't Shoot" markings.  I love it!!

Thomas Brückelt  has done quite the nice job on his bare metal 1/144 Minicraft F-104G Starfighter.  Thomas added his own extra detailing and finished the bare metal finih with a product called Liquid Chrome to make it look like a bare metal Norwegian Air Force Starfighter.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here in fine style with his RCAF 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter TF.X.  Shawn weathered his Beaufighter and finished it with great looking markings.  I love those stripes.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-25 PD-62-8 Pylons from Zactomodels.  This set includes one pair of PD-62-8 pylons, launch rail mounting hardware and aileron actuator brackets.  The PD-62-8 pylons were often used on the Su-25.  The pylons are not included in the Su-25 kit, but it does include mounting holes for them (how convenient!). 


Here's a product article for the 1/48 B-26C Invader Bomb Bay photo etch detail set from Eduard Model Accessories.   This detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Sept 8  2020

First use of V-2 rocket lands Chiswick area of London (1944)

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage"... Mai and I bring you along on our 5km walk along a trail through local farmland and over a local lake.  Mai loves blackberries as you will see in the video.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Greg Kerry is back today with another stellar diorama.  This one features his 1/72 Hobbyboss Me109E with added figures and equipment.   It's good to see a yellow nosed Emil from the summer of 1940, such an epic time in history.


Dragan Cvetic dropped by today with his 1/48 Meng F-35A.  Dragan finished it off with a great looking paint job that looks quite realistic.


RSK48, Rafael is  here with another gem.  This is his 1/48 MACH-2 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor that was flown by the Venezuela Air Force. I continue to be amazed by the large number of different aircraft flown by Venezuela.  This C-45 has some excellent painting and weathering done to it.  Well done Rafael.  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sunderland Mk.II bomb bay photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Hawker Hunter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy / Italeri kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Sept 7  2020

  Labor Day / Labour Day 

Brazil Independence Day

Pakistan Air Force Day

Ivan Ryša is here from the Czech Republic with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Tamyia A 1 H Skyraider.  Ivan gave it a perfect weathering job and chose some very colourful marking with great tail art to finish his Skyraider.  Welcome to ARC Ivan!!!

Alan Tee joins us today with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic CF-188 Hornet finished in 409 "Nighthawk" squadron based in Cold Lake and looking quite realistic.  Welcome to ARC Alan!!!

Udom Vongnoppadondecha joins us from Thailand with hisvery attractive 1/48 Hobby Boss F8F-1B as this Bearcat would have appeared in Thai service.  Udom did alot of scratchbuilding and added aftermarket parts to his Bearcat and finished with an amazing weathering job.  Fantastic work on the detailing and weathering Udom.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set.  Make curved photo etch parts. Aluminum base makes rolling your parts easy!


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Sept 4  2020

Swaziland Independence and National Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" Mai restores the headlights on our Rav 4 the "Oldschool Way"....wet sanding with various grits of sandpaper, then polishing and a final UV clear coat.  The results were 100% flawless.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Greg Kerry gets things started today with a scene of his 1/72 Hobbyboss F4F3/4 Wildcats.  Both models built up quite nicely with a realistic look.  I love the models and especially the display base.

Victor De Jesus is here with his big and impressive 1/32 Trumpeter A-10 A Thunderbolt II.  Victor finished it in a Euro scheme and added a full loadout to show to ability of the A-10.  I am pleased to have Victor's great looking A-10 on ARC.


RSK48, Rafael is here to contiue the the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with his 1/48 Lindberg Stearman A76-B4.  Rafael did quite a bit of scratchbuilding to upgrade the detail in the cockpit and exterior of his Venezuela Air Force trainer.

Ashish Velankar took a broken model from a garage sale and put plenty of love into it to create his 1/72 Su-37 Terminator - Super Flanker.  Ashish gave it an eye catching camo scheme and displayed it in-flight.  Beautiful work Ashish.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 undercarriage photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Albatros B.II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Sept 3  2020

Qatar National Day

Eric Hargett added a resin cockpit and photo etch to his spectacular 1/48 Dragon Messerschmitt Me163B "Komet".  This little gem was given a very cool looking gray camo.  Simply lovely.

Laurent Beuchat is here with something rare and eye catching today.  This is his 1/72 High Planes Models Pilatus PC-6 Turbo-Porter finished as an Aussie Army bird complete with a VERY unique camo scheme.  I love it!!

Dragan Cvetic joins us with his weathered 1/72 Airfix A-4P Skyhawk wearing Argentinean markings and some very interesting yellow wing tips.  There is a link to Dragan's youtube full build video in his article.

Daniel Veliz dropped by today with photos of his 1/48 Tamiya Birdcage F4U Corsair.  Daniel finished it in some great looking markings.  I love the PTO blue camo and skull and cross bones artwork.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons from Zactomodels These resin BD3-60 Pylonss are designed for the MiG-21 and include the early and later 'heavy duty' version of the BD3-60 Pylons.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-47 Thunderbolt .50 Browning M2 barrels (8pcs) from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Sept 2  2020

Vietnam Independence Day

V-J Day  Japan surrenders in Tokyo Harbour

I spilt a full mug of tea on my keyboard and killed my trusty old keyboard and was without the ability to use my computer to do the update.  My apologies.  I got the new keyboard on Wednesday evening in time to do the Thursday update.

Tuesday,  Sept 1  2020

Libya Independence Day

Slovak Republic Constitution Day 

Uzbekistan National Day

Singapore Air Force Day

World War Two begins in Europe - Germany invades Poland (1939)

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" Mai gets busy washing a car she calls my Mistress.   
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Leslie Choy has done quite a bit of excellent work and added plenty of aftermarket detail items to superdetail his 1/48 Modelcraft F-82F.  This is the Twin Mustang and Leslie did an excellent job on it.

naioh2 – FC.  Saran S. has done a stunning job detailing and finishing his 1/48 Italeri EA-6B VAQ-133.  This prowler has aftermarket detail items added and is finished in a great looking desert camo. 

Paulo Lopes Lopes has done a flawless job building the splendid 1/32 Wingnut Wings Fokker DVII.  Paulo chose the markings for an aircraft flown by 2 famous German aces that both died at young ages in the 1920's.  I love the look of this Fokker with it's skull and crossbones fuselage artwork.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sunderland Mk.III exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4 Phantoms Flaperons from Royale Resin.  This detail set is designed for the F-4 Phantom II kits.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 31  2020

Malaysia National Day

Trinidad and Tobago National Day

Today is the Malaysian National Day and I'm pleased to report the modellers from Malaysia are here in style with 9 models for today's update.  Happy Merdeka 2020 everyone.

Thomas Ng gets things started today with another Malaysian beauty.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa TA-4PTM built using a conversion set to create the short nosed 2 seater A-4 trainer.  This is a very cool looking 2 seater and I enjoyed seeing it.

Aidy Abdullah has been a big contributor in this special update and his first model in a very attractive 1/48 Hobbyboss Hawk 208.  Aidy added some scratch built details and finished it in a special anniversary scheme.

KY Wong is joining the celebration today with his 1/72 Hobbyboss F/A-18 D.  This F/A-18 D has added scratchbuilt detailing for added accuracy and finished it in Malaysian markings and a great looking paint scheme.

Aidy Abdullah is here with a very special Malaysian jet.  This is his 1/48 AFV Club RF-5E Tigereye with added scratchbuilt detail and finished in a great looking camo scheme. 

HK Low joins the party today with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4PTM.  This is a single seat Malaysian Skyhawk finished in that attractive tan and green camo.

Aidy Abdullah is back again with his flawless 1/48 Airfix Spirfire PR XIX finished as an RAF fighter that flew in Malaya in the post WW2 years.  This is one fine looking Spitfire, enjoy the photos.

Thomas Ng is here with his very well done 1/72 Tasman CA-27 Avon Sabre.  This is a combination of the Tasman Avon conversion kit and the Academy kit with excellent results. 

Aidy Abdullah has done a gorgeous job on his 1/32 Kittyhawk F-5F and he finished that Malaysian jet in a fantastic blue camo scheme.  Beautiful work Aidy.

Aidy Abdullah finishes up this special Malaysian update with his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4PTM.  Aidy also built a very convincing display base to further compliment his Scooter. 

Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop This is the Revolutionary 5 Speed – Most features of any Photo Etch Bending Tool Ever.   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Su-35S Flanker Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit (2014 mold).


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 30  2020

Turkish Victory Day

Kyrgyz Republic National Day

Tamer Ozkan is here from Turkey to honour the Turkish Victory Day with his 1/32 Revell Piper Pa-18 Super Cub.  This is a flawless build and Tamer has included some very interesting history about the Super Cub in Turkish service.  Beautifully done Tamer.
Saturday,  Aug 29  2020

Slovakia National Day


Friday,  Aug 28  2020

Polish (Military) Aviation Day

Nick Adlam joins us with his first model on ARC  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I with lovely detailing in the cockpit and gentle paint chipping of the wing by the pilots door.  Exceptional work Nick, welcome to ARC!!!. 

naioh2 – FC Saran S. is back again today from Thailand with another amazing Japanese F-15.  This is the 1/48 Hasegawa F-15J #92-8906 with added cockpit detailing and painted in a most appealing camo scheme.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Michael Phillips spent a very productive 3 months building his 1/48 Academy MH-53E Sea Dragon - Vulcan 552.  Michael is a well known modeller here on ARC and I was quite surprised to see he built a chopper.  And what a build it is with the folded rotors and weathering, simply perfect.  I really did enjoy seeing all the photos for this one, such a treat.

David Chapdelain is here with a beast of a plane.  This is his classic 1/48 Monogram Pro-Modeler SB2C with added crew figures to complete the scene.  David also fitted some underwing stores to show the purpose of his Helldiver.  I really enjoyed seeing this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I seatbelts photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 TBD-1 Devastator Main Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 27  2020

Moldova National Day

Sodasorb starts today in style with his 1/48 Hobby Boss F4F-3 Wildcat.  This a wildcat is finished in those bright pre-war colors that look so great.  Sodasorb explains the paint colors in his article.  I love these pre-war paint schemes.

naioh2 – FC Saran S. is here with another flawless Japanese F-15.  This is his 1/48 Academy F-15DJ #32-8086 beautiful finished and posed in a very aggressive in-flight. mode.  I love seeing this F-15.

RSK48, Rafael with another aircraft used by the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Smer Piper L4 Cub finished with custom made decals and full weathering.  Looking great Rafael.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sea Gladiator interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 F, G1 - G4 armament set (MG 17 tips) & Pitot Tube from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Aug 26  2020
Shawn "phantom" Weiler gets things off to a great start today with another of his RCAF Mosquitos.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito in all it's glory and looking fantastic in this camo. 

naioh2 – FC Saran S. joins us from Thailand with another of his amazing F-15s'  This is his 1/48 Hasegawa F-15J #72-8880 with added aftermarket detailing and flawlessly finished to a very high level.  Sit back and enjoy the photos.

Pedro Couto is a master modeller with impressive skill.  This is his 1/48 Academy SB2U Vindicator with the most impressive weathering job.  Pedro has given his Vindicator a sun faded look and posed it on one of his fantastic diorama bases.  Enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-23 Splitter Plates from ZactomodelsThis detail set is designed for the 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-23 kit.  This set from Zactomodels provides new splitter plates, new intake trunk blades that mount inside the intakes, plastic strip to make new supports between the splinter plates and the fuselage and mounting pads for the fuselage.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 25  2020

Uruguay Independence Day

No update today.  I need a day off.  

Saturday and Sundays are long days used to create content for the coming week.


Monday,  Aug 24  2020

Ukraine National Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" we fix a nasty Bullseye Rock chip on a windshield.   Also included is bikini video shot at our local secluded swimming hole in the mountains.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Mike Muth starts your week with a very special Great War aircraft.  This is his 1/48 SMER AIRCO DH-2 built and finished to a very high standard.  Mike has a passion for WW1 aircraft  and he kindly explain all about the DH2 and it's history in his article.  A informative and fascinating read.  The complicated finished rigging is a sight to behold.  Well done Mike.

naioh2 – FC Saran S. has done a spectacular job on the 1/48 Eduard F-15J #72-8895.  Although this was built mostly out of the box, the detail of the finished model is a joy see.  Sit back and enjoy the photos and as an added bonus you also get to see a Japanese F-15J egg plane.

Greg Kerry has done it again with great style.  This diorama features his 1/72 Hobbyboss T6 Texan & Academy Vehicles in a most convincing scene.  Although the models are well worth your careful attention, I would also like you to have a thoughtful look at his unique display base.  Very creative indeed.

Hiroyuki Suzuki joins us from Japan with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-18A.  Hiroyuki  has captured every detail and every oil stain perfectly on his Spanish Hornet.  Every single spot on this model makes me think that this is a full sized jet magically shrunk down to 1/48 scale.  Wonderful.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Me 262B-1/U-1 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell, 2016 mold kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Aug 22  2020
I would like to wish a VERY Happy Birthday to my friend Chris Hughes.  We both share the same birthday today.

Friday,  Aug 21  2020
Juan Carlos Porcella is here today with his stunning 1/48 Hobby Boss Fairchild A-10 Warthog.  Juan Carlos has provided many excellent photos, this one is a masterpiece.  Enjoy his photos.

Rafi Ben-Shahar joins us with a very special looking 1/32 Roden Stearman PT-17 Kaydet.  Rafi has some helpful tips on building this Roden kit and although it isn't an easy build, the finished model sure does build to a very high standard with patience and skill. 

Lloyd Long had great success building and finishing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-15E.  I really enjoyed seeing the photos of his finished F-15.

RSK48, Rafael joins us with another interesting aircraft flown by Venezuela.  This is his 1/48 Fonderie Miniature Dewoitine D-500 built to a very high standard.  I'm enjoying seeing all the different aircraft flown by Venezuela.  Thanks Rafael.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-16 Falcon Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya (Block 30 & up; heavy) kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 20  2020

Hungary National Day

No update today, been busy doing other things. 

Wednesday,  Aug 19  2020

Dieppe Raid 1942

Sodasorb is here with the rare 2 seater 1/48 Classic Airframes TA-4J Skyhawk wearing a special Air Superiority Blue/FS35109 Blue scheme.  I love seeing Sodasorb's models on ARC.

Csaba Fodor has done an exceptional job building and finishing the 1/48 Special Hobby SG-38.  This is a delicate little glider and I love how it looks.  Excellent work Csaba.

Dirk Schenk dropped by the ARC corporate in South Africa with his lovely 1/72 Airfix Dassault Mirage F1 AZ.  Dirk includes some great info about the different Mirages and I quite enjoyed reading his article and seeing his Mirage.  Dirk is a regular on ARC and this is his 15th model featured on ARC's homepage.

Daniel Veliz is here with his first model on ARC's homepage.  This is his 1/72 Italeri P-51 Mustang finished as one of the most famous Mustang from WWII.   It's looks great and I'm pleased to see it on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Daniel.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 late-pylons from Zactomodels.  These late style 'heavy duty' pylons provide highly detailed corrected pylons for the 1/32 MiG-21 kit.  Detailed mechanisms are included on the undersides of each pylon.  Each set includes 4 pylons and optional brackets that can be posed in a variety of different configurations.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.I landing flaps photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.
You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 18  2020

Afghanistan Independence Day

Thomas Brückelt has a passion for gliders and today he is here with a very elegant glider from the 1930's.  This is his 1/72 KP FVA 10b Rheinland (Šídlo) finished in Czech markings and a great looking yellow paint scheme.  I love seeing these gliders.

Vladimir Cortez is on ARC for the first time with his 1/144 Dragón Tomcat.  Vladimir created a flight deck diorama to display his F-14 complete with flight deck crew figures and a vehicle.  Beautiful work Vladimir, welcome to ARC!!!

Greg Kerry joins us with another of his eye catching dioramas.  This is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Hurricane IIC & Airfix Crash Tender complete with a motorbike and figures.  It really does create quite the interesting scheme.. 

Antonio Romero joins us for the first time with his very attractive 1/48 Airfix BAE Systems Hawk 127.  Antonio finished it as an Australian Air Force jet in a special anniversary paint scheme.  Lovely work, welcome to ARC Antonio!!!

Here's a product article for the1/72 Su-35S interior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesGreat This detail set is designed for the Wall Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the1/72 F-16 Pitot tube & Angle Of Attack probes from Master.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 17  2020

Gabon Independence Day

Indonesia Independence Day 

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" we have some video we shot at our local secluded swimming hole in the mountains.  While we were there 2 young cliff jumpers dropped by for some cliff jumping.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Sodasorb starts your week with a very historic aircraft.  This is he expertly finished  1/48 Hasegawa B5N2 "Kate" in the markings for the actual bomber that is believed to have dropped the bomb on the U.S.S Arizona on Dec 7 1941.  Wow....this is something to see.

Victor De Jesus is here with one of the most well known Nighthawks.  This is his 1/32 Testors F-117 Nighthawk with the flag scheme painted on the underside.  Yes you heard that right "painted" on the bottom, which I'm sure was a massive undertaking.  I love this flag paint scheme...what a sight it must have been to see it fly. 

RSK48, Rafael  is here to continue the very enjoyable display for the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force.  This exceptional model is his 1/48 Scratchbuilt Breguet 273.   Scratchbuilt....I admire that commitment.

Massimo Tebaldi is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Italeri B-57G Canberra "tropic moon" that is weathered to perfection.  He also has one photos showing the very unique bomb bay in his Canberra.  Excellent work Massimo, welcome to ARC!!!. 

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small ShopThis is the classic Hold and Fold and well worth buying.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 PLA J-8B Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Aug 15  2020

India Independence Day

Congo National Day

Republic of Korea National Day

I am very pleased and proud to present to you this years special update for the India Independence Day.  These modellers do a wonderful job making this Indian update so special.  Here is a link to the Indian Scale Modellers Facebook Group.

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" we refurbish the seats on a 1985 Toyota Supra to return the car to original factory condition.   Also included is bikini video shot at our local secluded swimming hole in the mountains.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Aditya Singh Chauhan joins us from India to begin this special update.  This is his 1/144 Zvezda IL76 with a flawless weathering job.  I love it.

Aamod Potdar has chosen one of the best looking camo schemes used by the IAF.  This is his  1/72 Hasegawa Mirage 2000 in the classic blue camo schemes and squadron artwork.  Very pleasing to see this Mirage.

Ratish is here in style with his 1/72 Azur Dassault Mystère.  Ratish chose a clean bare metal finish and it looks great.

Aamod Potdar is here again with his second model for this special update.  This is his 1/72 Italeri MiG 29 finished in a special scheme with blue tails.  Looking good Aamod. 

Bob TheDoc is also here today to be part of this very special update.  This is his 1/72 Azur Dassault Mystere IV A with tiger artwork that looks very good.  Well done Bob. 

Aamod Potdar is here with model #3 for today.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Jaguar T2 finished in a very attractive camo scheme.  I love how this camo looks. 

Murli Rajan is here as well.  This is his 1/72 Azur Dassault Mystère IAF finished as a baremetal bird complete with squadron artwork.  It's good to see Murli here today. 

Leonard Prakasam joins the fun today with his 1/48 Kinetic Mirage 2000-H in a great looking blue camo scheme.  Leonard added extra details and a wash to help show off the recessed details on his Mirage.  The finished model looks perfect.

tomthounaojam has done an exceptional job on his 1/72 Revell MiG-21 F-13 Indian Air Force.  Tom gave it a multishaded bare metal finish compete with subtle weathering.  He also included another model in his photos as well.

Ashish Velankar joins us with his Indian jet trainer.  This is his 1/72 Airfix Hawk Mk.132 finished in Indian markings with drop tanks and pilot figures.  Looking good Ashish. 

iflytb20 got the bare metal finish looking perfectly on his 1/72 Azur FRROM Dassault Mystere IV A.  iflytb20 added extra details and finished it as a jet from the 1965 war complete with squadron artwork.  Very nicely done indeed.

tomthounaojam finishes up this special Indian update with his 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29UPG.  Tom includes some history of the IAF MiG-29's to go with photos of his great looking MiG-29.  Tom did some excellent work on his MiG-29, enjoy his photos.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Aug 14  2020

Pakistan Independence Day

Enzo Acorda starts you Friday update with his expertly finished 1/72 Academy P-51B Mustang.  Enzo did a great job painting and weathering his Mustang and he explains the process in his article.  Very nicely done.

Dragan Cvetic has done an amazing job on his tiny 1/144 Mark 1 Models Harrier GR.3.  Dragan finished it in a classic camo with a subtle weathering job.

Dario Castellana is here on ARC for the first time today.  This is his great looking 1/72 Italeri AC-130E with plenty of interior detail and a gentle weathering job.  Welcome to ARC Dario. 

Kitti Tatsumaki is here with something very different.  This is his flawless 1/72 AMK KFIR 2 in 1.  Kitti gave it a half and half paint scheme which looks very good.  Kitti has much skill as you will see in his amazing photos.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-26B Invader undercarriage photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Sopwith Snipe Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 13  2020
Robin Langlois starts today with his heavily weathered 1/48 Italeri A-1J Skyraider.  Robin gave it a full weathering job and some attractive hi-vis markings.  I love it.  This is Robin's first model on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Robin!!!

Dragan Cvetic is here today with a tiny 104 in some great looking Italian camo.  This is his 1/144 Mark 1 Models F-104S with darkened panel lines and a weapons load.  Very nice indeed. 

John Loner has dropped by with his well done 1/48 Revell PT-17.  John finished this one as a bright yellow US Navy biplane.  I like the way it looks.

Cullan Lester is here with his first model on ARC.  This is Cullan's stunning 1/48 Academy F-4J finished as it appeared in Thailand long ago during the Vietnam War.  Cullan gave it weathering and a full weapons load.  He dressed up the cockpit with resin seats and finished it with aftermarket decals.  Welcome to ARC Cullan!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 landing flaps photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 German aircraft machine gun MG-131 barrels from MasterThese were used on many German fighters and bombers.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Aug 12  2020
Dragan Cvetic joins us with his wonderfully weathered 1/72 Sword F2H-2 Demon.  Dragan has created a build video on youtube for this Demon and the video link is in his article.

Gordon L. Hewstone is here with his second model on ARC and did an impressive job on his 1/72 Czech Master Resin Grumman JRF-5 Goose.  Gordon added scratchbuilt details including a cockpit as you will see in his photos.  His weathering job is subtle and well done.  Very nicely done Gordon.

Paulo Fonseca is here with one of my favourite camo schemes.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Harrier Gr.3 wearing a great looking winter camo.  Enjoy his photos, I certainly did..

Greg Kerry is here with something very unique.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Fw190D plus Sculptural Base and I must say I love the base Gerry built for his Dora.  Very cool indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.   These  resin MiG-21 weapons pylons are the early style MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons.  The later style MiG-21-BD3-60 'heavy duty' pylons are also available separately from Zactomodels.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 11  2020

Chad Independence Day 

Scott S. aka Desertpilot is here with a special "what-if" treat today.  This is his 1/48 F/A-201E Super Kestrel kitbashed from different kits and finished in the markings for a famous pilot from the Spratley Islands conflict in late 2021.  I very much enjoyed reading his war story from the Spratley Islands conflict in late 2021, a very exciting read.  Darn fine looking model as well.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here with an RCAF Mosquito wearing a classic camo from WW2.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito Mk XIII finished as a 409 squadron Mossie with 2 crew figures ready for their next mission.  I enjoyed seeing Shawn's Mosquitos on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic has gone above and beyond with the weathering on his 1/72 AMK Kfir C7.  Dragan finished it as an Israeli jet with drop tank and missiles.  He has also included a link to his build video on his youtube channel.  Enjoy.

Massimo Vettorello is here from Italy with his first article on ARC.  This is his nicely done 1/72 Hobby Boss UH-1C Huey finished in US Army markings.  Welcome to ARC Massimo!!!  It's a great looking Huey.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 L-29 photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Mirage III/V Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the PJ Productions kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 10  2020

Ecuador Independence Day

Today on my wife's Youtube channel "Mai Sexy Garage" she removes an alternator and you learn how to replace alternator brushes.   This also applies to other alternators (Ford etc) and is a very inexpensive and common repair.  Also included is bikini video shot at our local secluded swimming hole in the mountains.
Income from these videos will be used to support ARC.  Thanks everyone!!   

Sodasorb has done an excellent almost OOTB build on the 1/48 Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS 1 and finished it in historic markings for a SEa Harrier from the Falklands War.  Sodasorb added a metal pitot tube and foil seatbelts with impressive results.  Sodasorb included the Falklands War history of this Harrier in his article.  This Harrier is a treat to see.

RSK48, Rafael is here to continue marking the 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuela Air Force with a classic biplane.  This is his 1/48 Lindberg Curtiss Jenny finished in Venezuela Air Force.  I really enjoy seeing Rafael's Venezuela Air Force models.

Rodrigo Aparicio is a very skilled modeller and a long time member on ARC.  Today he joins us with his 1/48 Tamiya F-16 finished with an exceptional weathering job.  Exceptional work Rodrigo.

Dragan Cvetic is here with something very different today.  This is his 1/72 RVHP RC-12 Guardrail built from a resin kit with very  pleasing results.  This is not the best fitting kit but in skilled hands, it does build into a first class model as you will see in his photos.  I am pleased to report this is the first model of this aircraft type on ARC.  Well done Dragan.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  Matched Grab Handles Every Time!


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-86 Sabre Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 9  2020

Singapore National Day

Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Aug 9 1945  11:02AM
Peacekeeping Day in Canada 

In memory of 9 peacekeepers killed on Aug 9 1974

David C S Teo is here with a very special project for the Singapore National Day.  This is his 1/144 Revell Singapore Airlines Airbus A340-300 (9V-SJM) posed in-flight that he built for a former First Officer on this particular airliner.  The finished display model is a wonderful sight.

S K Loh has done quite a bit of extra work on the tiny 1/144 Mark I Model Hawker Hunter FR10/FR71A/FGA73A.  SK Loh deployed the airbrake and added plenty of exterior details before building his model in-flight with a pilot figure.  This wonderful Hunter was finished with custom made decals for a Republic of Singapore Air Force jet.  I love these tiny 1/144 models.

In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Aug 7  2020

Cote d'lvoire National Day

Greg Kerry is here with a very pleasing diorama of his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire V & Hasegawa Figures.  Greg explains the whole scene in his article.  I love this Spitfire.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job building and finishing his 1/72 Modelsvit Su-7BKL.  Dragan finished it as an Iraqi jet and he has a link in his article to the build video on his youtube channel.  Very nice indeed.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his very cool looking RCAF photos recon Mossie.  This is Shawn's 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito B Mk.IVPR in all it's glory.  Beautiful work Shawn.

Creighton Henthorn Jr has done an outstanding job building and weathering his 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C.  Creighton added crew figures to complete this exceptional Hornet.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 cockpit set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.  

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 109 E3 - E9, T armament set (MG 17 tips, MG FF barrels) from MasterThese can be used on all Bf 109E in 1/48 scale.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Aug 6  2020

Bolivia Independence Day

Jamaica National Day

  Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Aug 6 1945  8:15AM

No Update today.  I was busy with my wife and unable to complete today's update..


Wednesday,  Aug 5  2020

 Russia - End of Kursk operation (1943) 

 Croatian Victory Day or Dan Domovinske zahvalnosti 

 (similar to a Thanksgiving Day) 

Brian Duddy has put much effort into detailing and finishing his bare metal 1/48 Hasegawa F-86F-30 Sabre.  Brain added detail items from Eduard and Quickboost and finished his Sabre with a combination of custom made markings and after market decals for this Korean War Triple Ace.  Outstanding work Brian.

Victor De Jesus has done a exceptional nice job with his 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger.  Victor finished the cockpit to a very high standard and gave his Avenger a great looking camo and a subtle weathering job.  Enjoy the photos of this gem.

Yusak Hendrata is here with a very unique and cool looking 1/72 Tamiya McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.  This is a special Harrier and Yusak did quite the nice job on it.

RSK48, Rafael dropped by today with the first aircraft in the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Eduard Hanriot HD-1 in Venezuela Air Force markings.  Rafael includes the story behind this particular aircraft which is quite interesting.  His model is a pleasure to see,

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Do 217J-1/2 exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the ICM kit.  You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Aug 4  2020

Burkina Faso National Day

Shawn “phantom” Weiler gets things off to a great start today with his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4EJ Phantom #212 finished in a eye popping special scheme for a Japanese Phantom.  Shawn has included a group photos of some of his other Japanese F-4's.  I love this one Shawn!!

RSK48, Rafael is here today with an aircraft I did not know was part of the Venezuela Air Force.  This is his 1/48 Kinetic Grumman Tracker S-2E finished to a very high level with flawless weathering.  It's very cool to see this on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job building and finishing his 1/72 Aircast Resin J-21 Jastreb.  This one is a beauty and Dragan has included a link to his youtube video on building this J-21 model.

Pedro Couto joins us from Portugal with his first model on ARC.  This is his exceptionally well done 1/50 Tamiya F1M2 Pete in a water diorama complete with crew figures and full weathering.  Enjoy the photos, I sure did.  Welcome to ARC Pedro!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/72 F-14A interior & exterior photo etch detail set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Great Wall Hobby kit.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Aug 3  2020
Carl Jarosz dropped by the ARC Corporate offices with his 1/72 Airfix B-25D Mitchell.  This is one of the B-25 fitted with nose guns, which are a very cool version of the Mitchell.  Carl was very successful with his weathering job and the exhaust stains on the top side of the wings look particularly good.

Greg Kerry has done a lovely job building his 1/72 Hobbyboss F-86 & MiG-15 in-flight diorama.  In this diorama a South African F-86 has just shot down a North Korean MiG-15 with the MiG pilot in the process of ejecting.  Check out his photos, this is quite the action scene. 

Ashish Velankar has put quite a bit of effort into his sharp looking 1/72 Revell  NH-90 ASW Helicopter.  This Dutch chopper looks very detailed and well done.  Impressive work Ashish.  Impressive.

Dragan Cvetic has done an outstanding job detailing and weathering his 1/48 Tamiya F-16C.  Dragan added cockpit details including seatbelts and added a very special HUD.  I quite enjoyed seeing this F-16.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog Landing Gear & Eng. Supts. from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Roden kit.


In the Test Post Clubhouse there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Aug 2  2020

Republic of North Macedonia  National Day

Dragan Cvetic is here to mark the Republic of North Macedonia  National Day with his 1/72 Aircast Resin Soko NJ-21 Jastreb.  Dragan added scratchbuilt cockpit details and other details and finished it with weathering and aftermarket decals.  His finished model is a beaut. 

Saturday,  Aug 1  2020

Benin Independence Day

Switzerland - Foundation of the Swiss Confederation


Mai Sexy Garage





USA Nats 2019

IPMS Nationals will return to San Marcos, Texas in 2023.  Event is canceled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

ARC Groupbuilds


Model Shows

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